Mikhail Gorbachev addressed United Nations, with a sweeping vision of a â€œNew World Orderâ€ for 21st century. A new wind was blowing, not only through the Kremlin, but throughout the world. Just as Pope John Paul II and Ronald Reagan were chosen for this time of Our Lady, also Mikhail Gorbachev was a man unlike any other Soviet leader. He had an appointment with destiny, as he was elected only after several old and sickly leaders died in a relatively short amount of time. John Paul and Reagan were great influences in his life, and behind them both was Our Lady, Queen of Peace.